Motorcyclist who hit dog identified, remains hospitalized

The motorcyclist who hit a dog Sunday was in stable condition at Citizens Medical Center, a hospital spokesperson said Tuesday.

The accident report filed by Officer Justin Garcia at the Victoria Police Department identified the motorcyclist as Jose Ramon Rivera, 55, of Hallettsville.

The accident occurred at 8:57 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Laurent and Juan Linn streets.

Rivera was not wearing a helmet and suffered a head injury, but he could be released as early as Wednesday, the hospital said.

The dog died at the scene and was not claimed by any bystanders, Garcia said.